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LEH: The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, R K Mathur on Thursday virtually inaugurated the second edition of Ladakh Literature Festival, 2020 as the chief guest on the occasion.CEC, LAHDC, Kargil Feroze Ahmad Khan, MP Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgial, Dy. CEC, LAHDC Leh Tsering Angchuk, Commissioner Secretary Tourism, Rigzin Samphel, Executive Director, LAMO Dr Monisha Ahmad, Ordained Dharmacharya Teacher Shantum Seth, Author James Crowden, former AD Tourism, Kargil, Ex-Director CIBS, executive members of ALTOA and AKTTA virtually attended the inaugural session.Addressing the gathering, the Lt. Governor said that in today’s context of Ladakh organizing a literature festival is of paramount importance. He said that Ladakh and its rich culture have generated a vast interest among literature enthusiasts all over the world which is reassuring and stressed on the need to build on this opportunity.He said that Ladakh having an amalgamation of different cultural influences from India, Central Asia and Tibet gives the region and its people a unique cultural identity.On the occasion, the Lt Governor made an appeal to the students, in particular, to participate in the LLF. He said that this festival mirrors the contemporary Ladakhi society and reflects the image held by outsiders for Ladakh.He added that the knowledge of these two worlds will bring a new perspective which is important and useful for the local youth to develop a sense of cultural rootedness and identity. He wished for enriching sessions and successful conduct of the second edition of LLF, 2020.
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